Last blog post we talked about working on your business versus working in your business. This post I want to talk to you about not working on your business at all. That’s right, I want to address “time off.”
The one thing we are thrilled to have as a benefit of being an entrepreneur is having flexibility. We can take a vacation whenever we want. We can have lunch with a friend and not worry about the time. We can stop in the middle of a workday to do something fun. It’s the luxury of feeling a little under the weather and being able to spend the rest of the day relaxing watching movies or playing cheap PC games until you feel up to working again. Flexibility is a precious part of being your own boss and it’s what everyone who wishes they were self-employed craves.
But having flexibility can also get you in trouble as an entrepreneur. You may not commit to something because you want to be flexible. You may use your flexibility to procrastinate doing business activities you don’t enjoy doing. You may use it unconsciously to self-sabotage.
What’s the solution? How can you walk that fine line of being flexible and being responsible and accountable?